Wednesday, June 27, 2012

et ceteras

Millions of us are on pins and needles waiting for tomorrow, when we will finally learn the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare, and many of us will be writing at great length about that decision after the robed ones hand it down. But in the meantime, here are some thoughts about other things that have been a-happening in the world:

When I was a teenager in the 1980’s, I read the Parade magazine one Sunday and learned that President Reagan had hosted openly gay overnight guests at the White House. That was very controversial at the time, but he did it and was the first American President to do so…Last week, gay activists flipped off Reagan’s portrait in the White House, took pictures of themselves doing it, and posted the pictures on Facebook…They are juvenile-minded ignoramuses with no knowledge of history and no sense of human decency, and they are an embarrassment to the people they profess to represent.

Speaking of ignoramuses, perhaps the world’s most dangerous one is Barack Hussein Obama on the subject of economics. Reflexively reverting to class warfare propaganda, he has taken to accusing Mitt Romney (via Bain Capital) of eliminating American jobs and shipping them to foreign sweatshops. This claim is disingenuous at best, bogus at worst, and thoroughly debunked here and here.

For all the deserved build-up over the Obamacare ruling, another major event will take place tomorrow when Congress votes on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for his refusal to turn over subpoenaed documents in the Fast and Furious scandal. As you probably know, after 16 months of Holder’s stonewalling, President Obama suddenly invoked executive privilege at the last minute to keep the documents under lock and key. It was obviously a farce, because if there really was a basis for executive privilege, Obama would have invoked it at the beginning of the 16-month investigation, not the end.

Speaking of Fast and Furious, many Obama apologists have responded to it by -- surprise! surprise! -- blaming Bush. Which is hogwash…When Bush was in office, the BATF started an operation called Wide Receiver, in which guns fitted with GPS tracking devices were sold to Mexican drug traffickers with the intent of tracking them back into Mexico to determine the locations of higher ups in the drug cartels. This was done only after giving advance knowledge to Mexican authorities and with the expectation of them cooperating; however, when their cooperation never materialized, the program was cancelled more than a year before Obama took office…By contrast, Fast and Furious began after Obama took office; did not fit guns with tacking devices; involved roughly ten times the amount of guns that were in Wide Receiver; was done without notifying the Mexican government…Wide Receiver was not a good idea, especially in hindsight, but to act like it and Fast and Furious were the same thing is brazenly dishonest.

And finally, as noted here, the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s immigration law was a mixed bag. Right now my mind is not made up about it, but is made up about one thing: Obama & Co. have officially declared war on the states. If this was not already made clear by the fact the feds have sued Arizona over its attempts to enforce immigration law, and sued Florida over its attempts to ensure that those who vote in elections are in fact registered to vote, then Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s childish response to the Arizona ruling should remove all doubt.

Until next time, refuse to give up the fight no matter what happens tomorrow…

1 comment:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well John---we will be watching tomorrow morning to see the outcome... I think they'll at least strike down the mandate, but who knows.

The hardest thing for me to understand now in a Fox poll which came out today (or maybe yesterday) shows that Obama is in the lead... EVEN after this horrible month which he has had, how in the world can he still be leading in the polls????? Is nobody reading and listening to what is going on??? SCARY.

Have a good Thursday.